Fifth graders examine text features and create a PowerPoint presentation. In this text features lesson, 5th graders go over Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures and text features before they choose one to include in a book and...
Fifth graders rotate through six math stations to solve a variety of story problems involving multiplication and division. They observe a demonstration of how to do multiplication and division using grouping, then solve the story...
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. Students may check some of their answers online.
Sharing and cooperation are difficult skills for kindergartners to grasp. Using the story Stone Soup and a series of activities, kids learn about the benefits of working together, categorizing and comparing items, and eating healthy foods.
Get your class up and moving! Instant activities are a great way to keep the whole class active with little teacher involvement. While this is not a instructional activity for an entire class period, these activities sound like fun. Try...
Welcome to the Great Marshmallow Challenge. To conclude a unit study designed to help scholars develop teamwork and collaboration skills, groups are charged with developing a free-standing structure using only one marshmallow, 20 pieces...
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Whether you're lost at sea, lost in the woods, or testing communication skills, teamwork is always important. Build your middle and high schoolers' cooperative and collaborative skills with four activities that prompts groups to compete...
Students become experts on various topics, researching their topics and creating presentations to teach to the rest of the class. They are grouped into expert groups, or discovery groups, then compare/contrast the information presented.
Learners explore ways to build cooperation and teamwork while serving as a leader. In this team building lesson, students define cooperation and identify ways a leader builds cooperation. Learners participate in activities that build...
Young scholars study the role of the International Money Fund and develop an understanding of international trade. They investigate learning in a cooperative atmosphere.
Students demonstrate how to participate in a cooperative group. For this philanthropy lesson, students create drawings by working together as a group and contributing their thoughts and feelings.
Students work in groups to complete movement activities. In this movement and cooperation lesson, students get into groups and complete movement band skill cards with varying levels of difficulty.
Learners brainstorm a definition for the word cooperation. As a class, they participate in a game in which they try to avoid the taggers. In groups, they surround a tag classmate and help them get to safety. To end the instructional...
Students participate in an activity designed to stimulate creative thinking, encourage cooperation, and help students get acquainted using newspapers and masking tape. Students must design and create an outfit for a member of their group.
This is the skeleton lesson of a cooperative challenge game. This lesson assumes the teacher is familiar with cooperative games. If you are familiar then you have probably already done an activity like this one.
This challenge game activity focuses on not just following directions, but on active listening as the players receiving the directions are blindfolded. The players giving directions need to be clear and concise in telling the blindfolded...
For some schools, character-counts lessons are a big part of the curriculum. This resource focuses on following directions and the importance of being a cooperative team player. Learners role-play a variety of situations by being...
Toxic waste transfer is an intermediate level challenge game for a Ropes Course. A group of students, who are holding ropes attached to a five-gallon bucket filled with simulated toxic waste, transport it across an open space. This will...
Grand Canyon II is an advanced level game for a Ropes Course. It challenges a group of learners to swing on a rope from Cliff One to Cliff Two, without touching the ground. There are penalties for touching the ground. This activity will...
This is an intermediate level challenge game that comes from a ropes course curriculum. As with most challenges for a ropes course, there is focus on communication, trust, decision making, and mostly, cooperation. There are links that...
Demonstrate how the Skywatch website works, locating your city via The International Space Station. Have cooperative groups use string and a protractor to identify an azimuth. When each groups' height has been marked, you will have a...
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A fabulous lesson which combines mathematics with space science. Middle schoolers work in cooperative groups in order to research early astronauts and their accomplishments. They look at a variety of rocket and space shuttle designs, and...
Teach learners how to communicate and collaborate in a discussion on a shared project with this rich activity. It asks participants to channel their unique imaginations to produce a fictional "groupworld", while adhering to proper...
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